Category Resources

Bob Campbell’s Historic Mountain Gorilla Photographs at Karisoke, Rwanda

Take a look at the UF Smathers Libraries Special and Area Studies Collections blog entry in support of current Florida Museum exhibit. It has been a great collaboration: Bob Campbell’s Historic Mountain Gorilla Photographs at Karisoke, Rwanda.

ASAA conference workshop: Publishing book manuscripts

Reposting from H-Africa for wider distribution African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) conference workshop: Publishing Book Manuscripts: Editorial and author considerations by Stephanie Kitchen In Collaboration with the African Studies Association of Africa 23 October 2019 United States International University-Africa, Nairobi, Kenya In collaboration with the African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA), this half-day workshop […]

Archivists race to digitize slavery records before the history is lost

From PRI’s The World April 04, 2019 By Rupa Shenoy Listen here. The story includes an interview with Dr. Katrina Keefer of Trent University (in Canada), who came to realize that records of captured Africans’ facial scarification in African archives could help to identify the ethnic origins of African-Americans descended from enslaved people. The era of the trans-Atlantic slavery is […]

Travel to collections grants announced

Call for Travel to Collections Proposals Department of Special and Area Studies Collections University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries Travel grants up to $2,500 are available to undertake research between August 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020 with UF’s Special and Area Studies Collections. Proposals are due Friday, May 17, 2019 with award notifications expected the […]

East Africa’s first ‘newspaper’

It has come to my attention that Msimulizi, a newspaper published from 1888 in Zanzibar (Tanzania), has been digitized and is now available in full text online. The catalog record from SOAS, University of London, includes the following contextual information: For historic context see: Sturmer, Martin. The Media history of Tanzania. (Ndanda, Tanzania : Ndanda […]

Big data visualization of an open access digital library

With a huge hat tip to my friend and colleague Keith Manuel (paraphrasing): American Libraries Direct, the American Library Association (ALA) online newsletter, links to a visualization of all the 14 million volumes in HathiTrust created by Prof. Ben Schmidt of Northeastern University: “A guided tour of the digital library.” As you scroll down, you’ll see […]

HRAF Global Scholarship

The Human Relations Area Files is proud to present a new scholarship program, aimed at expanding global access to eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology. Up to 15 successful applicants to the HRAF Global Scholarship will receive one year of free access to our entire online collections for their institution. Should further access be desired, the institution will be […]